“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”
– J.F. Kennedy 35th President of the United States of America.
When a national tragedy or a crisis strikes it hits hard, it knows neither time, social status, future plans nor history, it affects the most affluent and even the humblest and is not choosy on its victims or businesses. From terrorist attacks, natural calamities such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes to fires, robberies to power outages that last “longer than usual
“reveal a great deficiency of preparedness when it comes to effectively structured and developed business resilience or continuity plans.
Businesses and organizations in Kenya have not been exempted when it comes to disaster and crisis. From the post- election violence in 2008, which saw various companies incur grand losses, to past and recent terrorist attacks that are designed to cause destruction and major losses to corporations, most businesses will take steps towards mitigating against such events. The cyber resilience and power that businesses drill into their security expenses as well as power backups and though efficient when appropriately developed, do not breed 100 percent confidence in prediction of day to day eventualities in a corporation.